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The Top Sustainable Interior Design Trends for 2022

The Top Sustainable Interior Design Trends for 2022

These are the five design trends that are going to rule 2022!

With 2022 just around the corner it’s time to start planning next year’s home renovations, and we’ve got the designs and that are going to be trending and nurturing wellness in your home.

  1. Minimal, minimal, minimal and more minimal!

2022 is the year of more is less. We’ve decluttered with Marie Kondo, we’ve gotten organised with Clea and Joanna, and now it’s time to refine your home and embrace the art of minimalism. While minimalism is not a new idea by any means, it has gained more attention over the years and has become a key component to consider in interior design. Not only does minimalism help to reduce costs, it also interrupts the vicious consumerism cycle of buying and throwing out items that contributes to environment damage.

2. Recycle and restyle

Refurbishing and up-cycling is another trend that has become increasingly popular in the world of interior design. Re-styling furniture helps to give that item a new home and prevent it from entering landfill, while highlighting the history and beauty of the piece. Garage sales, op shops and online platforms are a great way to find pieces in need of a restyle and they come with the added benefit of generally being cheaper than buying something new. While taking the time out to source and fix up an item may be time consuming, it is rewarding to help the environment and redecorate in a sustainable way.  

Source: Golden Age Design

3. Greenery and indoor gardens

With many people still working from home due to the pandemic, having pops of greenery throughout your house can significantly help to boost your mood, while breaking up the colour palette and texture inside the house. Low maintenance plants like monsteras and fiddle leaf trees are a great place to start, especially if you don’t have much room in your house. If you want to expand your skills and have more room to work with, planting an indoor garden is a great way to brighten the room while providing home-grown vegetables and herbs. 

4. Featuring local designers and suppliers   

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Buying local designs and finding local suppliers is a great way to support the community and local economy. Not only are you able to see the item in person, you will also be supporting the environment by reducing the emissions created through getting items delivered. Decorating your house is a unique opportunity to showcase home-grown talent and display the unique pieces that you wouldn’t be able to find online. Through buying local, you are able to find items no one else will have while helping to support local craftsmen. 

5. Move over grey, it’s all about beige now

If your walls are needing a freshen up then embracing the latest nature-inspired, calming neutrals with some eco-friendly paints is the perfect change for you. 2021 has once again seen a slight shift back to the warmer earthy colours, with an emphasis on browns, beige and ivory. As 2022 rolls around these colours are only going to become more popular. By including warm neutral colours and minimalism, the key design features of a room will be highlighted for everyone to enjoy with the clarity that comes from lack of distraction. To make re-painting sustainable you could opt for non-toxic paints and brands that focus on recycling and reducing their emissions. Claire Paint is a great brand that uses recycled packaging and focuses on water conservation and reducing waste, view their range of paints here. Australian owned and operated brand, Ecolour is another great non-toxic, eco-friendly brand which has a range of great colours, you can view them here.   

With so many ways to make redecorating sustainable, what are you going to try first?

By Zoe Moffatt

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